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: 06-08-2009 02:55 PM
My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, fitness, happiness, horses, & life, by a 53 y/o sho-dan.
This same blog (with photos and a few additional trivial posts, but without comments) can be found at www.grabmywrist.com.
I train with Dave Goldberg Sensei, at Aikido of San Diego.
10-16-2012 04:03 PM
Everything we do is training,
Like if we grouse about it raining,
We learn the habit of complaining.
Practice gratitude, instead.
We build our habits brick by brick,
That make us healthier, or sick.
Our actions cause these things to stick.
What we do, we will become.
We tell our passions just to hush.
We hurry things, and learn to rush.
We worry our spirits into mush
When we could chill instead.
Constant practice is our call.
Not "practice" as in basketball,
A full-time thing, including all;
The way we live our lives.
There's not a separate time or space,
It's every hour, and every place,
There is no finish, it's not a race,
The practice is the goal.
Practice settling, opening, breathing,
Living, growing, even grieving.
These threads form the cloth we're weaving
Into who we really are.
Feel into the body's system
It has a certain ancient wisdom
We might discover, if we listen
Centered, grounded love.
[I'm not quite happy with this, but as I've hit the deadline I set for getting started on another thing today I'm calling it good for the moment and sharing it. I may edit it later.]
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